We've seen the buddy cop movie done a million times over, but the female buddy cop angle feels fresh in the trailer for The Heat.
We've seen the buddy cop movie done a million times over, but the female buddy cop angle feels fresh in the trailer for The Heat. In the comedy, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play an FBI agent and detective, respectively, who get paired up for a drug case, and thus, a classic unlikely partnership is born. Bullock, as Katerina, is the by-the-book agent, while McCarthy's Detective Nelson is the live wire who causes as much trouble as she cleans up.
Though McCarthy is essentially playing the same character she did in Bridesmaids (but as a police officer), her delivery is still spot-on as she exacts withering threats. However, it's Bullock that made me laugh more in this preview — it feels like it's been too long since we've seen her in a straight-up comedy, and her chemistry with McCarthy looks fantastic. While The Heat may not be a groundbreaking movie, the trailer is silly and fun, and boasts other comedic strengths, like Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and appearances by Tony Hale, Kaitlin Olson, and SNL's Taran Killam. The movie comes out June 28, but you can watch the trailer now after the jump.